We don’t really have a good channel for General ontopic julia discussion.
Usage is mostly questions
Community should be focused on community building type stuff
Domains is not general, explictly so
It would be good to have channel to post general kind of:
“How about this cool idea for implementing X”.
Or things that are like a blog post, but more discussy.
Or literally “I posted this blog post what do people think of it?”
The blurb for Usage says:
Questions and discussion about using Julia.
I feel like it should just say questions and we should have General for discussion
Based on the examples provided by @oxinabox, I would say he is approximately interested in what I would name the Brainstorm category. It is a place where theoretical meta-discussions take place, ones which aren’t quite Usage questions. They are brainstorming threads and musings about what to take action on.
Thanks for the examples, they clarify what you are proposing.
FWIW, I like the current arrangement: I think that questions about best practices, workflow, and package recommendations are fine in Usage, and things to do with the registry have a perfect home in Community.
I don’t think this community is very strict about these things, the worst that can happen is that your post will be moved to another category. This alone should not prevent anyone from posting.
I think that is the best fit for it yes.
though since package announcements is only their for historical reasons…
(and because we can’t make it a subforum of announcements, as otherwise it would email a bunch of people.)
In any outcome, some way to separate “first steps” from “probably tricky” questions would be nice (whatever you want to call it). I find myself going to Slack when I have something more difficult to ask about Base. There’s a body of knowledge that’s not yet documented/known only by core devs and at least having those types of questions cataloged in one place might be useful for future embellishment of the documentation/generation of FAQs.